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Important Cal Grant / Chafee Updates
This screen contains important updates about the Cal Grant and Chafee programs. CSAC makes every effort to keep you updated.

Cal Grant Updates

Important Notice Regarding a Cal Grant SCAM:

A Cal Grant is free money! CSAC and its staff do not ask for money or credit card information in order for a student to receive his or her Cal Grant award. If you believe that you have been a target, or a victim of financial aid fraud please contact our office immediately at 888.224.7268. You may also wish to file a police report with your local police department and/or notify the California Attorney General's office toll free at 800.952.5225.

Important Update

CSAC communicates with students using the email address we have on file. It is critical that you keep your contact information updated on your WGS account.

How do I contact CSAC?

If you need additional assistance, you may contact the Customer Assistance staff at (888) 224-7268. Customer Assistance fields Cal Grant, Chafee and other Specialized calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM.

If you are unable to create a WGS account, or have an account but have forgotten your user id and/or password please call 1-888-294-0148 between 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Thursday for technical assistance only.

Parental Access

Keeping in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, if you are a student who is either 18 years or older or attending college, we are unable to assist your parent with questions pertaining to your account without your permission. For security purposes and to protect your privacy, you must complete a Third Party Release Form (G-25) on WebGrants for Students at, which will authorize your parent to act on your behalf.

Am I eligible for any other state funding as a Cal Dream Act applicant?

Yes, you could possibly be eligible for institutional funding such as a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver. Check with the Financial Aid Officer at your school for more information on private grants or scholarships.

Are you a current Cal Grant recipient attending college at least half-time?

If YES, you should:

1. Check the school listed on your WebGrants for Students (WGS) account and update as needed.

2. If the correct school is listed and you have not been paid, contact your financial aid office to confirm eligibility and request payment. If you haven't submitted required documents to your financial aid office to complete your financial aid file, please do so immediately.

If NO and you plan on attending college, you may post a leave of absence on your WGS account

Browser Information

CSAC recommends that you use one of the following browsers when using WGS:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 18 and higher

To download one of the recommended browsers, you may click on the Help Center link on the right side of this page.

Apple/Mac Computers, IPADs, and Smart Phones:
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